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Ceiling surfaces

There are several other types of ceiling finishes other than wallpaper. These include polystyrene tiles; veneer-sheet polystyrene in different patterns and textured effects; textured ceiling papers, wood cladding; illuminated ceilings and decorative plaster finishes. The reasons for applying a decorative … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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Ceiling Tiles

There are several types of ceiling tiles such as cork, wood fibre or polystyrene, which make attractive ceiling finishes. The ceiling surface should be prepared carefully. It should be smooth, clean and grease free. Where distemper has been used, this … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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How Much Wallpaper To Use

To calculate the wall angle strip needed, measure the complete perimeter of the room. The length of main supporting and bridging tee angle strip depends on the size of panel used. The main supports must be the width of the … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by admin
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How to Update Your Old Bathroom

If you decide on a refit for the bathroom, careful thought is needed as to the present and future requirements of those using it. Space may be better utilized by a general rearrangement. Modern, matching colours in surfaces and appliances, … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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Ideas for New Bathrooms

Lighting If the bathroom has a high ceiling, it may be possible to recess lighting above a false ceiling. Some shaving mirrors have lights incorporated. Strip lights can be concealed behind curtain pelmets or under cupboards. All lights must be … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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How to Reduce Condensation in the Bathroom

Cutting condensation As bathrooms are subject to condensation, thin polystyrene sheeting applied behind the wallpaper or panelling will help to insulate the walls, raising the touch temperature and so reduce condensation. Emulsion paint can be used on the walls and … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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Refinishing Old Wooden Furniture

Special Effects Various timber effects can also be achieved by the use of self-adhesive vinyl sheeting which, since it is resistant to chemical spillages, is ideal for horizontal surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. Contact plastic sheeting is easy to cut … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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How to become an expert upholsterer

Yesterday’s furniture, often discarded and mouldering, may be today’s bargain. Much Victorian furniture is now at a premium: Edwardian is less so, but becoming increasingly sought alter. A chaise longue is an example of a piece of furniture which can … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Become an Expert Upholster: Re-upholstery Tips

Webbing-up The first stage is to web-up the seat, using rubber webbing. This webbing gives a little more spring than the jute webbing which was used with coiled springs. Seat The webs are tacked on the top of the rail, … Continue reading

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Floor Laminates for Easy Cleaning

Laminates, which are available in a wide range of exciting colours and designs provide a modern, durable, stain resistant and easily cleaned surface. Once applied a laminate surface needs no further attention. In addition to plain colours, laminates are made … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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